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ADP Signs on to CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™

ADP Signs on to CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Having recently seen so many ADP associates join in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and National Coming Out Day, I’m proud to say that ADP has truly made diversity and inclusion a cornerstone of our business and corporate culture. It’s built into our teams, our products and our supply chain – both because it helps us better serve our clients and aligns with our values. That’s why our CEO, Carlos Rodriguez, joined a coalition of 270 CEOs committing themselves and the organizations they lead to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In signing on to the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™, ADP committed to continue cultivating a workplace that supports open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion. We committed to implement and expand unconscious bias education. And, we committed to share best known – and unsuccessful – actions with other companies to learn from each other and tackle diversity and inclusion challenges facing workplaces across the country together. We recognize that joining...

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ADP Announces 2017 Class of Henry Taub Scholars

ADP Announces 2017 Class of Henry Taub Scholars

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

The ADP Foundation has announced the 2017 recipients of the Henry Taub Scholarship, which recognizes and rewards incoming first-year college students who have demonstrated academic excellence as well as a commitment to improving their communities. The Henry Taub Scholarship was established five years ago to honor ADP’s founder Henry Taub and to support his belief in the priceless benefits of higher education. Pictured from left to right, the 2017 Taub Scholars are: Madeline Alzamora from Brick, New Jersey, who will be attending Arizona State University; Sally Pan from Suwanee, Georgia, who will be attending Brown University; David L. Towell from Chatham, New Jersey, who will be attending Georgetown University; Lu Yi from Shanghai, China, who will be attending the University of Rochester; Kayla J. Beckley from Arlington Heights, Illinois, who will be attending Hope College (not pictured). These finalists were selected from the large pool of dedicated and hardworking students based on a varied range of criteria, including academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community involvement, leadership roles, and a scholarship...

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ADP Named a Best Company for Multicultural Women by Working Mother Magazine

ADP Named a Best Company for Multicultural Women by Working Mother Magazine

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

At ADP, the unique backgrounds and experiences of our associates enable us to better serve our clients and stay innovative. That’s why our leadership team, associates, and Business Resource Groups work every day to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment for our teams all over the world. One particular focus is hiring, retaining and promoting women of color. Working Mother magazine, through its Working Mother Research Institute, tracks corporations’ progress and best practices in this area, and publishes the findings annually. I’m proud that ADP was included again in this year’s report – the 2017 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother magazine – because it’s a testament to the success of our inclusion initiatives, and the overall progress of U.S. companies in this area. Some of the highlights from the report include: Among the companies recognized by Working Mother, multicultural women represent 16 percent of employees hired into manager positions and 10 percent of employees hired into senior manager positions, each increasing one percentage point over...

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5 Ways for Employers to Put Diversity and Inclusion into Action

5 Ways for Employers to Put Diversity and Inclusion into Action

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Finding and keeping good people has never been easy, but as the labor market continues to tighten, it’s certainly not getting any easier. As we saw in the Q1 2017 ADP Workforce Vitality Report® and explained in USA Today, people can switch jobs more easily than ever, placing added pressure on employers to tune into workforce demands beyond salary and benefits. Current trends indicate that job searchers are choosing employers based on who they are as an organization and what they stand for, including diversity and inclusion efforts, corporate social responsibility, career mentorship and other dimensions that weren’t always considered fundamental to doing business. In other words, people want to work for organizations that do more than just grow profits. Over the past few years, businesses have placed a particular emphasis on formalizing diversity and inclusion (D&I) as part of their business practices. In fact, according to a recent study by Deloitte, D&I is now a CEO-level issue – in 2017, the number of executives who cited inclusion as...

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Taking Unconscious Bias Out of Hiring: ADP Search and Visualization Tool Helps Recruiters Focus on the Right Candidate

Taking Unconscious Bias Out of Hiring: ADP Search and Visualization Tool Helps Recruiters Focus on the Right Candidate

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

The business case for workplace diversity is clear – we live in a world made up of people with different backgrounds and world views, and the companies that reflect this can best meet the needs of their equally diverse stakeholders. Yet, less than half of organizations today say that their diversity and inclusion initiatives are successful.[i] What’s stopping them? One of the most common challenges is not equipping recruiters, or managers, with the ability to be impartial when making hiring decisions – 20 percent of large enterprises do not have the tools to help ensure fair and unbiased resume reviews.[ii] It’s human nature to make quick judgments about people and situations influenced by our cultural environment, preferences and experiences. This natural human tendency of “unconscious bias” can impact a company’s ability to match the best talent for a given role. At ADP, we’re helping organizations take action through Visual Search, a new search and visualization tool that helps to remove factors like gender, ethnicity and pay from the candidate...

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